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Paul Spells Out Third Party Strategy: Pressure GOP to Change

Ron Paul told all Republican voters and the nation why he won't rule out a third-party run if he doesn't win the GOP presidential nomination.

"I want to put as much pressure on them as I can," Paul said at the ABC/Yahoo! News/WMUR debate at Saint Anselm College. "I'd like to see some changes."

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Posted: Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 11:40pm

Romney's Well-Placed Zinger

Mitt Romney may have pulled off the zinger of the night Saturday when, in answer to aggressive questioning by George Stephanopoulos about whether he would support a state ban on the sale of contraceptive drugs and devices, Romney insisted it was a non-issue and a "silly" one besides.

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Posted: Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 11:40pm

At New Hampshire Debate, Santorum Zings Ron Paul -- VIDEO

As Ron Paul launched into an attack on Rick Santorum at the ABC News/WMUR Republican presidential debate on Saturday, a bit of microphone interference caught the Texas representative off guard. Santorum took that opportunity to make a joke at Paul's expense, drawing laughter from the audience. Watch:

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Posted: Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 11:40pm

Debate Scenes from New Hampshire

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Posted: Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 11:40pm

Romney Skates Through Debate Opening

MANCHESTER -- Before tonight's debate, expectations were running high for a giant pile-on, with frontrunner Mitt Romney at the bottom of the pile. Yet about a half hour into the debate, most of the backbiting has occurred over Romney's untouched head.

1. Ron Paul stood by his ad attacking Rick Santorum as a "corrupt'' lobbyist and Washington insider. "You're a big spender, that's all there is to it,'' Paul said. When the microphone made a screeching noise, Santorum quipped, "It caught you not telling the truth, Ron.''
 

Posted: Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 11:40pm

Gingrich Squawks Back at Chicken Hawk Charge

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Posted: Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 11:40pm

Santorum In From The Wings

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Posted: Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 10:40pm

Follow Tweets from the Debate

National Journal staffers are live-tweeting tonight's debate in New Hampshire. Follow their tweets below.

Posted: Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 10:40pm

What We Learned: South for the Winter

What we at The Hotline learned this week:

Posted: Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 6:40pm

Gingrich Visits Romney’s N.H. Home Turf

WOLFEBORO, N.H. –- Newt Gingrich drew more than 400 people on Saturday to a rally in this resort town where his rival, Mitt Romney, has a summer home. And Gingrich couldn’t resist a good-humored dig at another ex-Massachusetts governor-turned-presidential candidate –- Democrat Michael Dukakis.

Posted: Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 6:40pm